Friends, partners and collaborators

We are nothing without our collaborators and friends.  Here you will find people whom we have worked with, talked to and generally admire.  They are people who are willing to challenge the status quo and drive positive change into the heart of the built environment.  Feel free to suggest more game changers via the form below.

 
 

A new approach to property AI

Open Box is the industry leader in automation for Real Estate. Their Automation Engine, known as Rob Sparke, enables Real Estate companies to rethink the types of tasks they assign to human beings. Open Box accomplishes this feat in record time by combining their 16 years of Real Estate knowledge with a tailored combination of best-of-breed Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other technology platforms, along with their expertise in custom software.

 

A new approach to networking

The Conduit serves as a home for a diverse community of people passionate about social change. Bringing together social entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, business leaders, policy-makers and civil society, The Conduit acts as a catalytic platform for individuals tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing us today. Our members share the belief that the world’s most significant problems can be viewed as opportunities for entrepreneurial solutions, and that knowledge, skills, technology and capital can lead to transformative impact.

 
 

Furniture with embedded positive impact

From glorious garden furniture to bespoke benches and from delicious office desks to charming chopping boards, we make it all by hand, with love, in our Oxford workshop. 

We employ, train and support people from our communities who face prejudice and barriers to work. Over 85% of our team will be striving to succeed in the face of issues such as physical or learning difficulties, mental health illness, recovery from addiction and criminal histories.

 

Building high performance with bio materials

Adaptavate is an award-winning company developing and selling the building materials of the future. Adaptavate’s approach is to design and commercialise ‘drop-in’ material solutions to the conventional building products such as plasterboard. The main difference being that they make them better for our health in homes and buildings, and for our planet. 

This starts with Breathaboard - a direct alternative to plasterboard made from 50% crop by-product, and Breathaplasta that is a internal skim plaster that is easy to apply and helps with preventing mould and condensation in buildings. This helps create healthier, more energy efficient living and work spaces. These materials completely disrupt the conventional material flows of the construction sector being renewable, higher-performing and healthier - whilst having the same installation and specification methods as your normal products.

Circular Economy in Action

Globechain is a reuse marketplace that connects people, charities and businesses to enable them to reuse and redistribute unwanted items within a global supply chain network creating social, economic and environmental data for members. It has over 10,000 members.

Globechain focus in retail (fixtures & fittings, obsolete stock), commercial (office, IT) and construction (demolition, materials and refurbishments). 

 

Energy & life cycle specialists

Arineos specializes in energy efficiency reports and life cycle analysis of projects.

It is furthermore the exclusive distributor in Europe for a new heating solution requiring no energy. Phase change technology involves absorption of warm air in the room within salt crystals and the release of that warmth again at 21 degrees . 2 million sqm have already been installed in USA and we are serving the first customers in Europe. A ROI of 3-4 years is possible and makes it a viable alternative to traditional heating and air-conditioned systems.

Corporate Mental Health Support for the 21st Century

With a huge amount of awareness raise around mental health and a lack of funding available to our services, waiting times for appointments and therapeutic support are now reaching into months if not years.

As a result, the UK Economy is losing up to £99bn every year due to mental health issues and suicide rates continue to rise. This equates to a loss of £157,700 per 100 employees, per year on average.

Children and Young People are also facing waits as long as 100 weeks in some areas of the country.

Something needs to change.

 

We love meeting inspiring people and putting them in touch with our innovative souls. To nominate a game changer, please send us an email and let us know why you think they are showing us all a better way to do things.